Stealing Your Library
November 13, 2008 6:32 PM Subscribe
OCLC, owners of WorldCat, are getting greedy. It's now demanding that every library that uses WorldCat give control over all its catalog records to OCLC. It literally is asking libraries to put an OCLC policy notice on every book record in their catalog. It wants to own every library.
It's not just Open Library that's at risk here -- LibraryThing, Zotero, even some new Wikipedia features being developed are threatened. Basically anything that uses information about books is going to be a victim of this unprecedented power[ ]grab. It's a scary thought.Open Library
posted by mecran01 (40 comments total)
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provides a free alternative to WorldCat, provided it doesn't get sued into oblivion.